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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Definition)

Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more


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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

OCD: Dear butterfly. To successfully treat obsessive compulsive disorder, one needs to address their thoughts. This requires counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes needed as well. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage : Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission.However we dont usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

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What is the complete cure for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is the complete cure for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Psychotherapy + Meds: Ocd responds very well to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and certain types of medications. Try to have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist who specialize in anxiety disorders. If money is an issue, think about your local community mental health center. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder, and has a cure for it been found?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder, and has a cure for it been found?

Effective treatment: No true cure has been found for ocd, but a number of treatments, both medication and cognitive therapies, have been shown to produce lasting benefits. Ocd can be so severe that it is one of the few mental disorders for which psychosurgery still is used at times too. Ocd tends to wax and wane over time, but a good treatment regimen should enable an individual to function quite well. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy: If when you say natural you mean without psychotropic medications, then psychotherapy is the way to go. Typically, the emotional impetus behind OCD is unresolved fear or anger, which gets explored in treatment by a clinician who specializes in OCD. ...Read more

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about obsessive-compulsive disorder?

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Healthy Lifestyle: Technically there is no specific way to guarantee that you will not have problems with ocd, although it is unlikely to start once a person is well into adulthood. However, in general your emotional health will receive the best benefit by paying attention to your overall health in all areas of life (physical, emotional, social, spiritual). A healthy lifestyle is your best bet for emotional health. ...Read more

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Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety  be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Not likely: Faverin and medications like it do not totally cure ocd or social anxiety. They help manage the symptoms, which may return after tapering off the drug. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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